Virginia Tech has been welcoming Indian students for years and now it hopes the tables will be turned. Tech is taking a significant step toward establishing a new campus overseas through the execution of an agreement with a large private sector group.
The proposed Virginia Tech,
Master’s and Ph.D. programs are planned for approximately 300 students in engineering and the sciences. The institution – called Virginia Tech MARG Swarnabhoomi,
The proposed campus will be located within a two-hour drive of Chennai (formerly known as
The agreement represents more than three years of research and preparation on the part of a high-level team involving Steger, representatives of several of Virginia Tech’s academic colleges, and John E. Dooley, vice president for Outreach and International Affairs. The enterprise is expected to draw on Virginia Tech research resources such as the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech also will be involved.
“Learning, discovery and engagement – the three pillars of scholarship at the
The new campus is expected to become the site of high tech seminars, workshops, and symposia. On Tuesday, De Datta and Dooley are scheduled to accompany MARG Limited representatives including G.R.K. Reddy, MARG Limited’s chairman and managing director, to
In 2007, a government commission in
(From press release.)